CELCIS Annual Lecture 2017

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Looking after children's outcomes

The CELCIS Annual Lecture Series invites prominent individuals to speak about the latest research and evidence, driving a debate about the big issues facing vulnerable children and families. 

An important date in our events calendar, the lecture encourages time for reflection and a chance to join a dialogue so that we can change the lives of children and families for the better. 

You’ll hear inspirational talks from two expert academic speakers, from the Universities of Bristol and Glasgow:

  • Professor Julie Selwyn will present on the process and results of the 'Bright Spots' study, a leading piece of research which led to the development of online surveys of looked after children's subjective well-being.
  • Professor Helen Minnis will share insights from the BeST service trial on young children's mental health outcomes, which looks at decision-making for pre-school children in the care system, asking does infant mental health add anything.

After the presentations, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and enter into discussion on the themes of the evening. We also encourage participation through social media and will be using #CELCISLecture on Twitter for updates before the lecture and on the night.

Our Director of Programmes and Services, Claire Burns, will be chairing the lecture. Join us afterwards to share your ideas and thoughts further at our drinks reception, with colleagues from practice, policy and research.

Who should attend?

The CELCIS lecture is aimed at:

  • Local authority directors and heads of service
  • Academics and researchers interested in children and families, and improving outcomes for looked after children
  • Senior third-sector executives


The event is FREE to attend, but you must book a place.

Our speakers

Professor Julie Selwyn

Julie Selwyn_Web.jpgJulie is the Director of the Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies at the University of Bristol. Julie has 20 years experiences as a children and families social worker in a variety of settings and her practice experience continues to influence her teaching and research.

Professor Helen Minnis

Helen Minnis_Web.jpgHelen Minnis is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow. Professor Minnis spent time working as an Orphanage Doctor in Guatemala in the early 1990s prior to training in Psychiatry, and this stimulated an interest in the effects of early maltreatment on children's development.

Event details

When: Tues 12 December
Where: Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Time: 17.30 - 20.00
Cost: Free

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Contact Organiser

Michelle McCue
0141 444 8529

Ticket information

Ticket type

CELCIS Annual Lecture 2017

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